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Drymax, the proven driest socks ever invented to help in preventing blisters, control odor. Drymax socks can help you run more comfortably with Drymax true-fit system.
Socks Matters!With runners and other endurance athletes, footwear concerns are not just about shoes. Socks matter too and in most cases it’s a question of how much the pair you wear handles moisture when you train and race. Drymax sports socks address this head on by using hydrophobic (non-wicking) fiber that removes moisture from your skin and ultimately helps keep your feet dry.
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Moisture is the culprit in common foot problems!
But why should you be worried about moisture in the first place? Well, it’s the culprit in common foot problems. The more sweaty your feet stay (especially if the weather’s hot), the more prone you are to developing blisters and athlete’s
Besides eliminating moisture, the fiber used on Drymax sports socks is infused with an odor-killing antimicrobial; combined with friction-free fiber; and knitted with dense terry loops. Plus, it’s very soft and smooth and takes shape using an accurate 3D foot model that allows for a true-fit sizing system.
With Drymax sports socks, you can keep your feet not just dry, healthy and comfortable. How is all this possible? Let’s look at the science behind it.
How Drymax socks keep your feet dry
To understand how Drymax fiber repels moisture, it’s important to first look at water (sweat is almost 99 percent water) on a molecular level.
Water (H2O) has two positively charged hydrogen atoms and a larger oxygen atom carrying a negative charge. The opposite charges of water molecules attract each other, forming drops in a process known as cohesion.
Drymax fiber does not have any surface charges and, therefore, does not attract water molecules, which is why it is classified as hydrophobic. This means drops of water would bend around, not stick to, the fiber.
With Drymax socks, for instance, the inner layer of Drymax fiber lets liquid and vaporized sweat (with the help of built-in vents) instantly seep through to the outer layer and then to the shoe’s lining as whole droplets. The result: your feet stay dry.
However, the opposite happens when you use wicking-fiber socks. Considered hydrophilic, wicking fiber carries positive and negative charges on its surface and thus attracts water molecules, this time in a process called adhesion. When both cohesion and adhesion take place, capillary action or wicking occurs.
The trouble with this: sweat clings to a sock’s wicking fiber. The fiber holds the moisture, but it also spreads some of it back towards your skin, causing your feet to stay wet. It would work well if evaporation dries out the socks at the same rate a t-shirt would in any open-air environment. Unfortunately, evaporation slows down in humid settings such as inside a shoe, so the fiber won’t dry out until about an hour after you stop sweating. Not good.
How Drymax socks prevents blisters
They say blisters are the most frequent injury athletes experience. Runners can attest to this, knowing all too well how blisters on toes, heel or the ball of a foot can hold them back. Research also indicates that blisters may put you at higher risk for further injury. One study by RS Bush, SK Brodine & RA Shaffer found that U.S. Marine Corps recruits who had blisters were 50 percent more likely to suffer a subsequent training-related injury. The underlying cause: a so-called blister cycle that involves heat, moisture and friction. When you wear socks and shoes, excess heat is trapped inside. Your skin temperature increases further, by at least 20 degrees, due to heat from physical activity. To cool your skin down via evaporation, your body produces sweat. However, your shoes hamper evaporative cooling, preventing your socks and feet from drying. Wet socks result in soft and weak skin that’s more susceptible to blisters. The moisture, in turn, creates more friction between your socks and skin. While this limits skin surface movement, inner tissue movement still occurs, creating a shearing effect that results in a void as the two layers are physically separated. Fluid fills in that void and a blister is formed. To nip this in the bud, Drymax sport socks are designed to fit well and with a soft and seamlessly smooth inner layer that won’t irritate your skin. The Drymax fiber and built-in vents also keep moisture at bay. And to top it off, a Friction Free® Blister Guard® System is incorporated. This features fiber with the lowest coefficient-of-friction, Profilen® or expanded Polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE).
How Drymax provides comfort
“One-size-fits-all” socks are still mainstream. In reality, however, they don’t fit well on everyone. Athletes with larger feet find them too tight while those with smaller feet have to deal with excess fabric “bunching up.” And continuing to use them can lead to discomfort and blisters.
Drymax sports socks, in contrast, follow a true-fit sizing system. They come in five sizes (S, M, L, XL, XXL), with a 5/8 of an inch difference in the length of each one. The length of two shoe sizes is included, which means the socks fit three full shoes sizes better than rival brands. And to ensure they fit properly, they are developed using special 3D foot-shaped models.
For extra comfort, Drymax socks feature dense, instead of thick, paddings. Thickly padded socks can cause increased sweating and make you more vulnerable to athlete’s foot, blisters, frostbite and nail fungus. And with the level of comfort today’s footwear provides, extra cushioning from socks is not always necessary.
To create protective padding that won’t affect the fit of one’s shoes, Drymax socks are knitted with terry loops. You can choose from five density levels: low-, low, medium, medium+ and high.
Based on F-Scan® computer pressure mapping, Drymax sports socks reduce peak pressure in the heel, forefoot and toe areas when you walk.